Two Cumbrian nurses have raised over £3,000 for charity after running the London Marathon last weekend.
Cardiology nurse Charlotte Treloar completed the race in 4 hours and 36 minutes, raising almost £2,000 so far and staff nurse Hannah West completed in 4 hours and 57 minutes and raised over £1,000. Both work at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Charlotte Treloar is raising money for the British Heart Foundation. Her partner’s niece, Phoebe, had open heart surgery at just two weeks old, and is one of the youngest people to receive such an operation.
Hannah, who works at the Assessment and Therapy Centre (ATC) ran to raise funds for Stroke Association in memory of her granny. Also, there are many stroke clinics in ATC so this charity is very close to Hannah’s heart.
A Cumbrian vicar is set to raise thousands of pounds for charity, taking on her first London Marathon in memory of her dad.
The Rev’d Michelle Woodcock will run the gruelling 26.2 mile course next month to benefit the British Heart Foundation.
It comes 19 years after Michelle’s father, Geoff, died following a massive heart attack on her birthday.
Michelle says she has had huge support from her parishioners as well as the Two Valleys congregation which takes in Crosthwaite, Cartmel Fell, Winster and Withersland and where her husband Michael is Priest-in-Charge.
To date she has received sponsorship of more than £1,000 but has to collect a total of £2,000 in order to be eligible to run for the charity in the marathon.
Wheelchair racer Shelby Watson, from Johnstone Bridge in Dumfries and Galloway, took gold in the U17s mini London marathon.
She presented her winning medal to a young girl called Lucy, who had given her a necklace, for luck, before the race.
Watch her present the medal here:
A wheelchair racer from Dumfries and Galloway has given one fan a surprise gift.
Shelby Watson, from Johnstone Bridge, won her classification at Sunday's London Marathon.
Yesterday, she presented her medal to Lucy Glendinning during a special assembly at Dalbeattie Primary School.
The eight-year-old had given Shelby one of her own necklaces for good luck before Sunday's race.
Copeland MP Jamie Reed is set to run the London Marathon today.
But he won't just have to cope with the gruelling 26.2 miles but also from the fact he has type one diabetes.
Paul Crone caught up with him before the big race.
Runners from our region were among those who witnessed the horrific scenes that saw three people killed in a bomb attack at the Boston marathon.
Security for next weekend's London Marathon is now being reviewed to ensure that the event which attracts runners from all over the country goes off safely.
Ryan Dollard reports: